Source: TNA, PROB 11/1119
Also, if you are a male Pike/Pyke (or you know one) who may be willing to do a genealogical DNA test, then please check out the Pike DNA Project for which I am a volunteer coordinator. There are several Pike/Pyke families that are not yet represented in the project, and for whom participants are wanted.
In the Name of God Amen I Robert Isaac Pyke Clerk Vicar of Chew Magna and Dundry in the County of Somerset being of sound and Perfect mind and memory (thanks to almighty God for the same) Do make and Publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following first I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Dowling (the Wife of Mr John Dowling) twenty pounds to be paid to her within one Month next after my decease by my Executrix herein after named Item I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my beloved Wife Rebecca Pyke all and singular the Rest of my real and personal Personal Estate and Goods Chattels and Credits of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever together with all my Right Title Claim Interest benefit and advantage which may arise or be derived either from the next or any future Turn or Turns of presentation to the living of the Vicarage of Chew Magna and Dundry or to the Right of Presentation to the same or any other living or Benefice whatever which I now am in possession of or by any way or means intitled unto to hold to my said Wife in as full large Ample and beneficial a manner as is in my Power lawfully to Give Devise or Bequeath the same and all and every part and parcel thereof to be wholly and fully at her disposal in such manner at such time or times and in such proportion or proportions between my Children and Grandchildren or the survivors or survivor of them as she my said Wife shall at any time or times hereafter think proper to make direct limit and appoint either by her last Will and Testament or by any other lawful and effectual Way or means Whatever And Lastly I hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my said Wife whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty second Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven seven hundred and eight four Robt Isaac Pyke LS signed sealed published and declared by the said Robert Isaac Pyke the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses at his request in his Presence and in the Presence of each other Chris Budge Edw Sheppard E Chancellor This Will was proved at London the thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four before the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Rebecca Pyke Widow the Relict of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer
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